With director Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" set to roar into theaters next summer, fans of the franchise are understandably excited to revisit a world originally brought to life by Steven Spielberg. His 1993 "Jurassic Park" not only thrilled with its dinos-on-the-loose plot line, but also ushered in the standard for computer animation in movies.
Filming began on the on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi in August 1992 with a mix of studio and on-location sets. One of the them included the massive iconic gates to "Jurassic Park," built in a gorgeous setting deep within Kaua'i and at the base of Mount Wai’ale’ale.
While the gates we removed after filming, two large posts to support the structure were left standing. A user on Reddit this morning posted all that remains of the gates nearly 22 years later.
In the words of Dr. Ian Malcolm from "Jurassic Park":
Interested in checking out this spot yourself? This Tripadvisor page has some helpful directions. Needless to say, you're going to need four-wheel drive. For those feeling less adventrous, a video of the site is below.
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